Water’s Extreme Journey exhibit open through the end of the year!

Visitors to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center can still experience the cycle of a single drop of water when they take part in Water’s Extreme Journey, a hands-on, interactive maze designed by Minotaur Mazes. The Water’s Extreme Journey maze, which opened in September, will remain on display through the end of 2022.

This fully interactive maze experience engages visitors through play, scientific inquiry, art and action, illuminating human impacts great and small while teaching how to contribute to healthy, safe water in their community and beyond. The maze also highlights water research happening at UC Santa Cruz and in the greater community, and encourage people to support clean water initiatives. Features within the maze have been tailored to represent Santa Cruz County water issues. Exploring the maze is included with admission to the Seymour Center.

The Water’s Extreme Journey maze takes visitors on an exciting and important quest for clean water. Visitors experience the watershed as a water drop, exploring firsthand the science behind the water cycle. But it’s not all wet and wild—through powerful interactive activities and local messaging, visitors realize that daily decisions can immediately improve the watershed in their own backyard. Come visit Water’s Extreme Journey, open to the public through December 31st.

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Other Exhibits

The Seymour Center boasts a variety of unique and interactive indoor and outdoor exhibits. Outside, enjoy an easy stroll along the bluffs and through the native landscape, where you’ll discover a gray whale skeleton and life-size elephant seal sculptures. Make sure to circle around and meet Ms. Blue, one of the largest blue whale skeletons on display in the world. Keep your eyes peeled — you may see otters, dolphins, whales, sea lions, seals and birds in the surrounding environment.

Wander inside and experience the thrill of scientific discovery through breathtaking photos captured by UC Santa Cruz researchers and their collaborators in the “Photos from the Field” exhibition. You’ll see octopus, eels, sharks, rockfish, jellies, and all sorts of live creatures who inhabit Monterey Bay. You can even touch a swell shark. Don’t worry, they don’t bite!